This workshop will introduce the different types of intellectual property (IP) and their role in innovation. Using lots of real-life examples, participants will learn to recognise the main forms of intellectual property and how they can be used to protect innovations to help bring ideas to life. This session will be ran by Scottish Health Innovations Ltd (SHIL) who work in partnership with health professionals to assess, protect, develop and commercialise products and services developed in the NHS.
It is suitable for anyone interested in learning about protecting their ideas and innovation in the NHS. No prior knowledge required. Learn how careful protection at the start can help turn innovative ideas into new products and services benefitting the NHS, saving time, reducing costs and improving patient care – it could even make you some money!
At the end of the 2-hour workshop those attending should be able to:
- Identify the main forms of intellectual property – copyright, trademarks, registered designs and patents
- Know how you can use IP to protect new ideas
- Understand the role of intellectual property in innovation and the NHS
- Give some examples of NHS innovations
- Know who to speak to if you have a good idea.
Course places can be booked via Roy Halliday, Research & Development Support Officer, NHS Fife (email firstname.lastname@example.org).